Your Ultimate Guide to the Top 10 Equestrian Events in the UK for 2024

Here at Waring Brooke we not only pride ourselves on designing luxurious Merino Wool clothing and accessories, but also on our British heritage and countryside, especially all things equestrian!

So we're excited to introduce our ultimate guide to the top 10 equestrian events in the UK for 2024. Whether you're into jump racing, dressage or cross-country, find out everything you need to know, as well as what to wear from our horse inspired Stallion and Snaffle Collections:

  1. Cheltenham Festival

    • Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire
    • When: March 12th - 15th, 2024
    • Summary: Known as the pinnacle of jump racing, the Cheltenham Festival features top-class competition, including the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup.
    • Fashion: Cheltenham Festival exudes sophistication, with racegoers dressed to impress in smart tweed suits, colorful dresses, and stylish accessories. Layer up with wool wraps and scarves from Waring Brooke for a polished and layered look.
    • Or opt for a statement tie, like 2024's Slow Fashion Winner Fiona Andrew, in our Classic Strip Tie: 
  2. Grand National

    • Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
    • When: April 4th - 6th, 2024
    • Summary: The Grand National is one of the most iconic horse races in the world, drawing crowds from far and wide to witness the heart-pounding action over formidable obstacles.
    • Fashion: Ladies Day at the Grand National is synonymous with high fashion and glamour. Channel classic elegance with tailored dresses and statement hats, or opt for a chic jumpsuit paired with bold accessories. Look for luxurious Merino wool pieces from Waring Brooke to keep you warm and stylish trackside, like this look from ITV Racing's Adele Mulrennan, in our Signature Stallion Poncho and matching Signature Plait Hairband in Tan & Taupe: 
  3. Windsor Horse Show

      • Where: Windsor Great Park, Berkshire
      • When: May 1st - 5th, 2024
      • Summary: Windsor Horse Show is a prestigious event showcasing a wide range of equestrian disciplines, including showjumping, dressage, and carriage driving, and we're ecstatic to be exhibiting this year!
      • Fashion: Channel regal sophistication with timeless attire fit for royalty at Windsor Horse Show. Ladies Day offers an opportunity to don elegant dresses and statement accessories, with luxurious Merino wool pieces from Waring Brooke adding an extra touch of refinement, or opt for pieces from our new Spring/Summer 24 collection, embracing regal navy blues to tradition tan colour palettes .
    • Badminton Horse Trials

        • Where: Badminton Estate, Gloucestershire
        • When: May 8th - 12th, 2024
        • Summary: A premier event in the eventing calendar, the Badminton Horse Trials is renowned for its challenging cross-country course and electrifying atmosphere.
        • Fashion: Embrace country chic at Badminton with tweed jackets, tailored trousers, and stylish boots. For Ladies Day, opt for a sophisticated look with a Merino wool pencil skirt paired with a cozy cashmere sweater from Waring Brooke. 
      • Royal Ascot

        • Where: Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
        • When: June 18th - 22nd, 2024
        • Summary: Royal Ascot is the epitome of elegance and prestige, featuring top-class racing, including the renowned Gold Cup.
        • Fashion: Dress to impress at Royal Ascot with timeless sophistication. Ladies Day calls for elegant dresses paired with elaborate hats or fascinators. Look for Merino wool pencil skirts from Waring Brooke for a classic yet chic ensemble.
      • Hickstead Derby

        • Where: All England Jumping Course, West Sussex
        • When: June 20th - 23rd, 2024
        • Summary: The Hickstead Derby is a highlight of the showjumping calendar, featuring the iconic Derby Bank and demanding course.
        • Fashion: Hickstead Derby combines equestrian elegance with casual chic. Opt for smart-casual attire with a touch of equestrian flair, paired with stylish accessories from Waring Brooke to elevate your look.
      • Gatcombe Horse Trials

        • Where: Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire
        • When: August 2nd - 5th, 2024
        • Summary: Organised by the British Eventing, Gatcombe Horse Trials attracts top riders and horses for a weekend of thrilling competition.
        • Fashion: Gatcombe Horse Trials embraces relaxed elegance, with attendees opting for comfortable yet stylish outfits suitable for outdoor pursuits. Look for versatile pieces from Waring Brooke to complement your ensemble.
      • Royal International Horse Show

        • Where: Hickstead Showground, West Sussex
        • When: July 25th - 28th, 2024
        • Summary: Hosted by Hickstead, the Royal International Horse Show is a prestigious event featuring top-class showjumping and showing competitions.
        • Fashion: Embrace classic equestrian style with tailored jackets, riding boots, and elegant accessories. Ladies Day offers an opportunity to showcase your individual style with a touch of glamour, with luxurious Merino wool pieces from Waring Brooke adding an extra layer of sophistication.
      • Burghley Horse Trials

        • Where: Burghley House, Lincolnshire
        • When: September 5th - 8th, 2024
        • Summary: Combining dressage, showjumping, and cross-country, the Burghley Horse Trials is a thrilling event that tests both horse and rider.
        • Fashion: Embrace country chic at Burghley with tweed jackets, tailored trousers, and stylish boots. For Ladies Day, opt for a sophisticated look with a Merino wool pencil skirt paired with a cosy merino jumper from Waring Brooke.
      • Olympia Horse Show

        • Where: Olympia London, Kensington
        • When: December 16th - 22nd, 2024
        • Summary: Olympia Horse Show is a festive extravaganza featuring world-class showjumping, dressage, and equestrian entertainment.
        • Fashion: Olympia Horse Show is a celebration of festive glamour, with attendees dressing to impress in stylish attire and sparkling accessories. Elevate your look with luxurious Merino wool pieces from Waring Brooke for a touch of opulence.

      As you plan your equestrian adventures for 2024, be sure to mark these top events on your calendar. Whether you're a seasoned equestrian enthusiast or simply appreciate the thrill of the races, these events promise unforgettable experiences and opportunities to embrace the rich heritage of equestrian sports.